Atlanta Hawks (13-17) at Cleveland Cavaliers (10-21)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +7 -- Over/Under: 229 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 22.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.5 points and 2.6 assists. Darius Garland is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 40.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 Tuesday games. The Cavaliers are 7-21 against the spread in they last 28 games. The over is 8-0 in Hawks last eight 8 games overall. The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks aren't living up to expectations and aren't a team I'm running to the window to back. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers are unbackable, as they've lost 10 straight games and are losing their last five games by an average of 20 points while allowing 52.6 percent shooting from the field. The Cavs have also dropped to 10-21 against the spread this season. The Cavs are in automatic fade territory right now. I'm laying the chalk with the Hawks.